Category: I Am Valuable

Change the ‘GPS’ of your brain and become a positive thinker

Recently I ran into an old acquaintance who is now a new friend. We played that how-do-I-know-you game until she realized we knew each other back in our high school days (and she even texted me a picture as evidence). Shelly Coray is now a success and peak performance coach and owner ofThe Winner’s Edge. In a conversation we had, she said, “positive thinking is a habit and a choice.” I love that so much — I think it deserves its own chalkboard sign (so I made one! LOL!). Seriously though, many people don’t realize positive thinking takes consistent effort....

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Love Your Boobs (and that time I thought I might have breast cancer)

I know you totally know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to most women it’s a month to increase awareness about breast cancer, to remind women to get their mammograms regularly, to celebrate those who’ve survived, and remember those who’ve lost their lives to breast cancer. But this year, this month isn’t just about that. It’s about reminding women to embrace ourselves and recognize what makes us beautiful, unique, and what defines us as women. Love Your Boobs, Love Yourself My friend Courtney from the eclectic lifestyle blog Fry Sauce & Grits started a movement called LOVE YOUR...

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I am brave and beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “ Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole...

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Having a ‘mom fail’ day? Turn it into a ‘mom win’

Last week I naively thought I could handle taking all four children to the swimming pool by myself. For years I’ve avoided such feats. My youngest two are a set of twins who turn 4 next month. When they were born I already had a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. Four children, 5 years old and younger, limited my ability to venture out safely by myself. Now the children are older and I thought this summer would be different. I loaded the children and their swim gear into the minivan and headed to a pool we had never been...

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